GRAEME MURTY loves a derby – after all he won a point off Celtic last season.
The Rangers caretaker boss did what Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha failed to do and last week againt took the reins and steadied the ship.
I tipped his side to beat Hearts at “Murtyfield” and Kenny Miller inspired them to an impressive 3-1 success.
Miller came out of exile to bag a double and is 9-2 at bet365 to score first and 25-19 to net at any time.
Gers v Thistle can't be compared to an Old Firm encounter but Murty can make it two wins in a row even though the Firhill men have got back on track with seven points from nine.
Two rapid-fire meetings in the league and cup at Firhill in September ended in draws after 90 minutes with Gers winning the KO clash but last season they triumphed 2-0 twice at Ibrox.
The early kick-off sees Celtic travel to a St Johnstone side who have lost their way to goal. Tommy Wright's men have failed to net in five against sides such as Thistle, Ross County and Hearts – so their chances of beating Craig Gordon look slim.
Saints tend to make life tough for the Hoops at Celtic Park but in Perth they've lost three out of four by at least two goals. Celtic put in a decent shift against Bayern Munich on Tuesday but should have enough in reserve to notch a convincing victory.
Leigh Griffiths has lost his place to Moussa Demebele but could start here and is 13-5 with McBookie to break the deadlock.
Aberdeen have won just once in five league visits to Hamilton and the last four meetings there have gone under 2.5 goals as have both match-ups this season – 1-0 and 2-0 Dons triumphs.
Derek McInnes's men are a little short on the plastic at 13-20 so take under 2.5 match goals at evens with betfair.
Hibs have suddenly found clean sheets easy to find – three in a row against Killie, Motherwell and Hearts.
They are 4-9 at Stan James to beat a Dundee side that's hit the bottom after three successive losses and Hibs to win to nil pays 5-4 at McBookie.
Motherwell are also on decent run and defend a good record at Ross County where they have won three out of four. Well are a best 17-11 at Unibet and both have scored in seven of the previous eight at Dingwall so that has a chance at 8-13 with bet365 while Well and btts pays 4-1 at William Hill.
Picking winners in the Championship looks tough. Dundee United will draw level with leaders St Mirren if they beat them at Tannadice. Best bet could be both to score at 4-6 with bet365 – that's come up in four of the previous five.
In League One games at Alloa, Arbroath and Raith look good for goals. Alloa have hit eight in two while Airdrie's previous four games have totalled 22. Back Alloa and over 2.5 goals at 8-5 with Coral.
The two highest scorers – Arbroath and Ayr – meet at Gayfield so you know what that means … a 0-0 draw! Over 2.5 pays 8-11 at Coral.
Raith won 5-0 at East Fife earlier in the season and their visitors have conceded 12 in four games. Take Rovers to score in both halves at 10-11 with William Hill.
In League Two Montrose look best bets at 6-5 with Marathonbet at managerless Cowdenbeath.
- Miller to score first
- Rangers -1
- Celtic to win to nil
- Hamilton v Aberdeen under 2.5 goals
- Hibs to win to nil
- Motherwell & btts
- Dundee Utd v St Mirren btts
- Alloa & over 2.5 goals
- Raith to score in both halves